International Currency Transfers
Does your teenager need emergency funds while taking a gap-year overseas or is a family member having a birthday in Australia? Whether you need to send money overseas for business or personal reasons we offer a selection of fast, reliable and secure options to make payments, or receive funds, from abroad.
Depending on your specific needs and requirements, you can choose either our SWIFT-based Electronic Fund Transfer option, the Western Union Money Transfer Service or a more personal Bank Draft to enable the transaction.
There are rules and regulations to the amounts that can enter and leave the country so make sure you read about South Africa’s Exchange Control Regulations or ask your friendly international banking expert at your nearest Absa branch for advice.
Electronic transfers are the most secure, fast and reliable means of transferring funds from or to South Africa.
Through selected Absa branches, you can access over 410 000 Western Union® Agent Locations in 200 countries and territories around the world.
South African exchange control laws don't usually allow cheques to be issued by people or companies to anyone living outside the country; bank drafts are the perfect solution.